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ByKari

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT – APOSTROPHE MAGAZINE pt.2

Welcome to part two in our four-part collaboration with Apostrophe Magazine! The fashion issue is out in print and online – see the web article/images HERE.

[ see part one of our unique coverage  HERE featuring model Alex Shipman ]

We believe in making a difference and celebrating the beauty in people around us. We’re so proud to feature models with special needs and show off how spectacular they really are. Our team had a blast working with our models and hope you’re inspired by their full and accomplished lives.

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MEET LACEY GOOD.LAC 04bLacey was born with Down Syndrome in 1989
and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2012.

Despite her diagnosis and the need to test her insulin levels throughout the day, spunky, positive and independent. Lacey’s life is anything but boring:

  • Special Olympics for many years.
  • Bowling, swimming, soccer, baseball, basketball and cheerleading.

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  • While in High School, Lacey was asked to be the team manager for the Varsity Volleyball Team.  She completed the four years in working alongside the team and was able to receive her letter for her jacket.
  • LAC 02 Lacey  was able to take part in graduation and walk the stage with the rest of her classmates to receive her letter of completion.
  • Last month, Lacey was crowned queen in “The Shining Star Pageant” – a special needs beauty pageant
  • She currently attends Dream Theater ( Theatrical Arts Program) in Roseville where she performs in multiple productions a year.

She is a confident young lady who is also caring, outgoing and a heck of a lot of fun.LAC 05b

For Lacey’s look we were able to bring together a subtle combination of texture and color to look chic and modern while showing off her amazing red hair and vibrant smile.

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Stay tuned for part three & four of our Apostrophe 
collaboration featuring the guys and their stories
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A huge thank you to everyone who helped bring this shoot together!

WARDROBE PROVIDED BY:
ARTICLE CONSIGNMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
LIZ SIMPSON

WARDROBE STYLING BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

HAIR / MAKEUP BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

MODEL PREP FACILITIES:
THE URBAN HIVE

ByKari

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT – APOSTROPHE MAGAZINE

FASHION. MOVING PEOPLE FORWARD.

As a company, we strive to put our best foot forward, and to make a difference with the projects we choose to take on. We’re always proud of the work we do, but this project in particular is very special to us.

Juniper James was approached by Apostrophe Magazine to style
and shoot their fall fashion feature, and we jumped at the chance.

For those of you not familiar, Apostrophe promotes inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their stories and photos show people achieving independence, contributing to their communities and enjoying life.

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As someone who worked in special education for years before starting Juniper James, and a caretaker for people with disabilities in my own family, it is especially important to me to further the cause of these exceptional members of our community.

THE STRUGGLE.

Finding a good restaurant, landing a job, shopping for a cell phone, dressing for your age and body type… things most people take for granted. In my experience, people with intellectual disabilities often have been left out of these decisions, and find themselves at the mercy of other’s choices for them. Apostrophe gives them the information they need to make choices for themselves and feel empowered as individuals with much to contribute.

In the special needs community, sad to say, personal style is an aspect that is severely lacking. It may seem a trivial point when there are so many pressing issues surrounding inclusion, education, job development etc, but at Juniper James, we really do feel that how you dress significantly effects how people treat you as a person, and impacts the level of respect you garner for your ideas and needs. Those points are paramount for members of the special needs community who are most often fighting an uphill battle for respect and equality.

There are many legitimate reasons why so many of the members of the special needs community end up dressed poorly – financial constraints, overwhelmed/overworked caretakers, lack of adequate transportation to shop for themselves… but in the spirit of inclusion, with respect and celebration of their personalities, we wanted to show off a chic, pulled together look at four special models we were so privileged to work with for this project, along with some tips for dressing your best.

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We brought all our models to Article Consignment (our boutique besties),
and had a blast working with their team picking out the final looks.

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Article Consignment Owner Abe Sanchez is one of our
favorite people in Sacramento. Huge heart this guy.

BELOW: Our first of four model features.

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MEET ALEX SHIPMAN:

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Our first model Alex has an infectiously happy personality that lights up a room. Adopted at 10 days old by her awesome family, she brings joy and optimism to everyone she interacts with.  Through family tragedies of losing her dad to a heart attack, and her mom becoming wheelchair-bound after a paralyzing stroke, her incredibly loving and gentle spirit is the glue that makes it possible for she and her mom to live full, amazing lives independently-together.

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Alex’s days are filled with competitive sports (basketball, bowling and Special Olympics), taking fitness classes at the gym, helping out at church and her job at Goodwill Industries.

She budgets her paycheck and regularly plans fun outings for her and girlfriends. She recently left a fantastic theater arts program to pursue her college career – bravo miss Alex.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

For the girl who loves sparkles, we opted to skip the hot pink glitter and went for a chic, more age-appropriate look that still embodies her personality. Plenty of shimmer steals the show and is paired with a pop of rich color with the plum clutch. Sleek hair and a neutral makeup palette pull it all together for a grown up, sophisticated look.

 

 

———————Stay tuned for part two of our Apostrophe shoot,
featuring Lacey and her story———————————

WARDROBE PROVIDED BY:
ARTICLE CONSIGNMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
LIZ SIMPSON

WARDROBE STYLING BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

HAIR / MAKEUP BY:
JUNIPER JAMES

MODEL PREP FACILITIES:
THE URBAN HIVE

ByKari

BICYCLE FASHION HITS CROCKER pt.2

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MAY IS BIKE MONTH.
And we chose to celebrate by putting on a Bicycle Fashion Show
at The Crocker Art Museum, as part of their monthly #artmix event.

We asked nine women from our community who we admire, of all
sizes & nationalities to model for a photoshoot and in our fashion show.

Once again collaborating with talented Sacramento photographer Sarah Hawkins,
here’s a look at our 5 of our 9 models, in their looks styled by our JJ Crew.

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model: lauren elle jaye  //  wardrobe: juniper james + freestyle

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on stage images via: michael lockett
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model: jamila khan  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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model: julie gesicki  //  wardrobe: freestyle

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model: meg white  //  wardrobe: freestylemeg col 01

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model: zoe galgiani  //  wardrobe: freestyle // earrings: vivid venus

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OUR EVENT PARTNERS: 

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Photography by: Shockins Photography // Sarah Hawkins
Hair by: Rebecca Maggio @ Maverique Style House
Makeup by: Taylor Floyd Makeup

JUNIPER JAMES CREW:

  • Ruthann Dittrich: event coordination
  • Marci Moore: fashion styling
  • Emily Schubert: fashion styling

For rates and booking for events or styling: email Kari — kari.shipman@gmail.com

ByKari

BICYCLE FASHION HITS CROCKER pt.1

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MAY IS BIKE MONTH.
And we chose to celebrate by putting on a Bicycle Fashion Show
at The Crocker Art Museum, as part of their monthly #artmix event.

We asked nine women from our community who we admire, of all
sizes & nationalities to model for a photoshoot and in our fashion show.

Once again collaborating with talented Sacramento photographer Sarah Hawkins,
here’s a look at our 4 of our 9 models, in their looks styled by our JJ Crew.7143

model: vanessa labi  //  wardrobe via: cuff’s

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model: tori kobayashi  //  wardrobe: cuff’s

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model: haley titus  //  wardrobe: cuff’s

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OUR EVENT PARTNERS: 

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Photography by: Shockins Photography // Sarah Hawkins
Hair by: Rebecca Maggio @ Maverique Style House
Makeup by: Taylor Floyd Makeup

JUNIPER JAMES CREW:

  • Ruthann Dittrich: event coordination
  • Marci Moore: fashion styling
  • Emily Schubert: fashion styling

For rates and booking for events or styling: email Kari — kari.shipman@gmail.com

 

ByKari

DEEDA’S DREAMY DAYTRIP

We have a serious girl crush, and can no longer hide it.

It’s an entire salon of women who are so ridiculously talented, sweet, fashion forward and enhancing the beauty level of Sacramento one client at a time that we just want to go hang out with them all while they make hair-magic every day.

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DEEDA. Say it with me. Say it like a mantra.

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One of the uber-talented stylists at Deeda is Adrienne Cheng, with her luxe, edgy, feminine, incredible clothing line: Reject. When the stylists at Deeda collab with Reject: holy loveliness.

The hair, the wardrobe, the color, the whimsy… grab some tea and go on a dreamy Daytrip…

Looking forward to collaborating with Deeda more in the future. In the meantime – book an appointment, look for Reject on sale at the salon, and feel a bit more fabulous than you did before.

XO K & the girls

ByKari

OUR NEW ADDITION: COMING SOON

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE,
the newest (tiny) addition to
our little Juniper James family:

FINAL addition

Our Creative Director Kari and her husband Charles are
expecting their first little one in July, and couldn’t be happier!

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The couple plan to find out the gender in the coming weeks, but for now have a
healthy little person growing and many family & friends anxious to meet and spoil them.

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Being completely honest: this news has put us in the baby mood, and we’ve
been looking into all the adorable locally made baby apparel. Let’s just say,
this will be one local-lovin’ well-dressed baby.

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Look forward to our site featuring maternity style posts & local kids/baby
clothes designer posts in our soon-coming series: Junebug

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We’ll keep you in the loop on the littlest Shipman in the
coming months (and all the tiny local clothes we find & love).

with love & excitement – the JJ Crew

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We work with so many wonderfully talented creatives & this shoot was no exception.
A huge thanks to Tiffanie of Time to Capture Portraiture. She was so easy to work with and excited to capture these first special moments of Kari & Charles’ joy at becoming parents.

Check out Time to Capture Portraiture & book your
maternity session, graduation, family portraits & more.

[Kari’s wardrobe by Juniper James]
[Necklace handmade by Vivid Venus]

ByKari

JJ YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s been a wild ride of a year! We started out the year as a
fashion consulting company, and ended the year as not
only that, but owning the Juniper James Boutique!

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2013 was full of events (organized & attended), being in/on the news, meeting amazing creatives, and the ups & downs of running, merchandising, stocking & promoting our awesome little boutique.

Our (above featured) highlights include:

  • Being in the inaugural Flywheel Incubator Class
  • Moving into the Flywheel retail space with our fellow members
  • Sacramento Fashion Week
  • Being hired as the stylist for the first music
    video shot at The Crocker Art Museum
  • Working with tons of talented photographers, hair, makeup artists and fellow stylists.
  • Participating in the Local Love event at Crocker Art
  • Live-covering the Oscar’s Red Carpet Fashion for Channel 10
  • Features in
    – SacMag,
    – Sacramento News & Review,
    Sacramento Bee
    Sacramento Press
    Comstock Magazine
    – & more.
  • Speaking to Design & Fashion Students for Sacramento Fashion Week.
  • Winning awards for our Juniper James
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes team fundraising (starting our 2014 team soon!)
  • All our lovely (transformed) styling clients throughout the year – we love you!
  • Participating in & promoting TOM’s Day Without Shoes
  • Bringing on 2 new JJ Crew members:
    — Ruthann: our events coordinator
    — Marci: shop merchandising & assistant stylist
  • Becoming owner of the Juniper James Boutique (!!)
  • Featuring & selling dozens of local artists’ work at our shop.
  • Live on Chanel 40 for fun charity fundraiser segments
  • Walking the runway for a number of Sacramento-based charities
  • Continuing to blog for Thrift Town –
    recycle reuse, shop local & support charities!
  • Asked to return as a judge for this year’s Indie Fashion Challenge
  • Event coordinator for THIS IS MIDTOWN: June, July, August & September
  • A number of appearances on Good Day Sacramento
    with our good friend Phoebe of The Dress Fiend.
  • Returning for our 3rd year as the Retail & Restaurant
    Coordinator for the week-long Launch Design Festival
  • Shooting our first lookbook
  • And finally, surviving the crazy holiday retail season at the Boutique.

 *WHEW*

joyfully

 To all our friends, fellow creatives, co-conspirators, supporters and customers
– we love you and couldn’t have had the awesome year we did without you!
Here’s to an incredible 2014!